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Welcome Uncanny Owl and Automator Plugin to the WPBeginner Growth Fund

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Today, I’m extremely excited to announce that WPBeginner Growth Fund has taken an investment stake in Uncanny Owl, the parent company of a fast growing WordPress automation plugin, Uncanny Automator, and a suite of e-learning plugins for WordPress.

Over 25,000+ websites use Uncanny Owl plugins to automate and grow their businesses.

WPBeginner Growth Fund invests in Uncanny Owl and Uncanny Automator Plugin

About Uncanny Owl and Uncanny Automator Plugin

Uncanny Owl is a Toronto based WordPress company founded by Ryan Moore and Ken Young.

They specialize in helping automate WordPress-powered learning platforms and membership sites to deliver compelling e-learning solutions.

Their team is behind the fast growing WordPress automation plugin, Uncanny Automator, which helps you automate various WordPress admin tasks, so you can save time & money.

Uncanny Automator Explained

It seamlessly integrates with many popular WordPress plugins and third-party platforms, so you can easily build automation recipes without writing any code (over 300 triggers & actions).

In plain English, it helps your WordPress plugins talk to each other, so you can do cool things like:

  • Have 2 WordPress sites talk to each other – sell products on one while create users & setup access on another.
  • Create buttons that can automatically create user accounts and perform other actions in WordPress.
  • Add custom user attributes to user profiles based on user’s actions.
  • Trigger automation recipes in one plugin from the action taken by another plugin (for example, a submission of WPForms can be used to register a user in MemberPress, add them to a BuddyBoss group, and get a calendar event added).
  • Connect your WordPress site with 2000+ external services using a single Zapier integration.
  • … and so much more

Uncanny Automator Triggers and Actions

Uncanny Owl is also known for their popular Uncanny Toolkit and other e-learning extensions.

Background Story — Why Uncanny Owl?

I got introduced to Uncanny Owl brand through their Uncanny Automator plugin because I have always wished something like this existed in WordPress.

Having the ability for two plugins to talk to each other and seamlessly automate tasks is a dream come true.

What’s even better is that they let you do it across two sites without writing any code. The moment I saw it, I was like … this is Zapier for WordPress.

The fact that they had already built the product that would save website owners a lot of time, I wanted to work with them.

Coincidently, two of our mutual friends, Artur and Chris from Extendify, reached out and asked if I would be interested in chatting with the Uncanny Owl founders to discuss a deeper partnership.

My answer was, absolutely!

After few conversations, we decided to join forces.

I invested in the Uncanny Owl business through the WPBeginner Growth Fund and will be advising the team on how to expand their WordPress product business.

At Awesome Motive, we have years of experience building popular WordPress plugins that are used by over 15 million websites including OptinMonster, WPForms, MonsterInsights, and many more.

Not to mention, our other WPBeginner growth fund portfolio companies like MemberPress, Formidable Forms, Pretty Links, Wholesale Suite, and others have seen tremendous growth over the years.

Sharing our combined knowledge with Uncanny Owl will help all of us better serve the larger WordPress community.

I’m really excited to be working with Ryan, Ken, and the entire team to help accelerate their growth in 2021 and beyond.

Thank you so much for your continued support of WPBeginner.


Syed Balkhi
Founder of WPBeginner

P.S. Want us to acquire or invest in your WordPress business? Learn more about the WPBeginner Growth Fund.

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Syed Balkhi

Syed Balkhi is the founder of WPBeginner and Awesome Motive Inc. He started using WordPress in 2006 and has over 16 years of experience building WordPress websites, WordPress plugins, and custom WordPress themes. His WordPress plugins and software apps are used by over 25 million websites today. Syed was recognized as the top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by the United Nations, and his work is featured in top publications like Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc, Business Insider, The Guardian, Wired Magazine, and more.

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